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Regarding the offensive and racist statement from the Black Darlington city councilwoman to a white police officer, I fully believe that if the council member had been a white male and the officer had been black, and the same message was sent, that council member would have been removed from office the next day.

FLORENCE, S.C. — The Florence City Council is stuck between a rock and a hard place on the problems caused by COVID-19. On one hand, the city council is obligated under state law, specifically the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act, to conduct its business -- with certain exceptions -- in an open area to be viewed by the public. On the other hand, the city council is also obligated to protect the health and welfare of the people residing within its borders. Both of these obligations were seemingly in conflict Monday afternoon after the city voted to add a resolution that would allow the council to continue to conduct its meetings electronically to its meeting agenda. 

LAKE CITY, S.C. – Gloria C. Tisdale is seeking the Lake City mayor’s seat again this year, running against incumbent Lovith Anderson Jr. and Yamekia Robinson. And Tisdale is not new to local government.

LAKE CITY, S.C. – Lake City Mayor Lovith Anderson and Lake City city councilwomen Sondra Fleming-Crosby and Wilhelmina Scott have graduated from the Advanced Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government. Graduates received their certificates in February during the Municipal Association of South Carolina's Hometown Legislative Action Day.

MARION, S.C. – Friday’s removal of the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse grounds coincide with a motion from Marion County Council to support Gov. Nikki Haley in the process of signing the bill to do so.

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